The thief on the bus goes round and round....
Feb 24, 2010
Dec 12, 2010
Where I stayed
...but gets caught and punched in the head by the bus crew! A German man discovered his wife's phone was missing from her bag so he rang it. Two rows behind a local man started to ring! Ooops! Herr Fred got up and took back the phone (and the charger) and told the bus staff who dragged the local man from his seat and punched him up the length of the bus then brought him to the police at the harbour. That was one part of an extremely uncomfortable and long journey from Bromo to Bali. We only arrived in Denpasar at midnight (after getting up at 3am). So it seems the stories about crime in Indonesia are true and you need to keep an eye on your stuff the whole time.